The 12-year gap between no GOP and Democratic Arkansas U.S. Senate nominees will be the shortest in the direct election era.
Only one (non-U.S. Senator) presidential candidate has ended the bid to run for the U.S. Senate in the same cycle since 1972.
Since 1982, incumbent Democratic U.S. Senators have won 263 of 266 nomination bids.
Fourteen have been elected to the senate during the last three cycles.
Only two of these states are located in the Midwest.
The 2016 cycle was the first in history in which no state saw its voters split its ticket for these two offices.
Only nine states have had a longer stretch since the last time an incumbent lost a bid for another term.
No ex-Minnesota U.S. Representative has ever come back to win a U.S. Senate election in the direct election era.
Three states have no living former members of the upper legislative chamber while six states have just one.
At least one first-term incumbent has been defeated in 49 of the 53 election cycles during the direct election era.